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Steve Jobs, iCloud Will Appear at Apple Worldwide Developers Conference

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Steve Jobs, iCloud Will Appear at Apple Worldwide Developers Conference
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Apple made a couple of significant announcements in regards to its upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference today. For one, CEO Steve Jobs will be keynoting. This is significant given his medical leave.

Secondly, the company announced the topics of keynote, which include its upcoming cloud services, named iCloud. The iCloud name had been expected based on recent findings that Apple had purchased the iCloud.com domain name, but the company has now made it official.

Specifically, Apple says, “At the keynote, Apple will unveil its next generation software – Lion, the eighth major release of Mac OS X; iOS 5, the next version of Apple’s advanced mobile operating system which powers the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch; and iCloud, Apple’s upcoming cloud services offering.”

Apple made no secret that it would be unveiling the next versions of Mac OS and iOS, but much of the interest will be around Apple’s cloud offerings.

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Apple obviously has a tremendous advantage on the music front with its hugely successful iTunes. Adding a cloud service should only serve to cement this advantage (along with the increasing success of iOS-based devices). Competition is ramping up in this space with players like Google and Amazon recently both launching new products. With Google’s inability to launch with record label deals, Apple might be able to get a leg up there, based on its iTunes experience.

Last week, it was reported that Apple was close to deals with all four major labels.

Since the announcement came out, Apple shares have been on the rise.

Steve Jobs, iCloud Will Appear at Apple Worldwide Developers Conference
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    So excited for the new Apple iCloud, iOS 5 can’t wait for it..

  • http://www.techendeavour.com/ Rahul Aggarwal

    Though Apple has not revealed the exact benefits of the icloud service, it is predicted that this will be another successful breakthrough. With neither both the Google and the Amazon.com not having a legal/secured deals with the recording companies, Apple is showing signs of reigning, by having talks with the four top recording companies to enable its users, to have their songs uploaded avoiding the time consuming step of having every song uploaded onto the online storage locker. . It’s unclear how Apple intends to make money from the iCloud service, although a subscription plan seems likely.

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    I think Apple recognizes the fortuity of this particular WWDC with respect to various events and non-events in the industry, and wants to make the most of it. PC sales are dropping because of the iPad and the Mac, would-be tablet competitors have faltered, Android developers aren’t making the kind of money some expected, Microsoft, Nokia, and RIM have made some really stupid strategic moves, etc. This is a nice clean, out in the open, all by itself, event to throw the spotlight on some significant new Apple products which may very well leapfrog everything else out there

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    Though Apple has not revealed the exact benefits of the icloud service, it is predicted that this will be another successful breakthrough. With neither both the Google and the Amazon.com not having a legal/secured deals with the recording companies, Apple is showing signs of reigning, by having talks with the four top recording companies to enable its users, to have their songs uploaded avoiding the time consuming step of having every song uploaded onto the online storage locker. . It’s unclear how Apple intends to make money from the iCloud service, although a subscription plan seems likely.

  • http://lockitnow.com/?hop=maximdel Andrew Powell

    What expectation! More trinkets! Oh, the excitement!

    You would think MacDefender hadn’t surfaced. More fanboy juvenilia from Kit Eaton.

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    This business model depends on people being stupid enough to pay for access to material they already have on their computers. Money for the service, money for the phone service, and all of this counts against your wireless data cap.

  • http://www.99marketingtraps.com/?hop=maximdel Reliable Marketer

    However, the company has openly admitted that it will be showing iOS 5, as well as iCloud, the company’s “upcoming cloud services offering.” The company normally prefers to surprise the public and the media with new products….

  • http://themillionairesocietyreview.com/?hop=maximdel Millionaire’s Consultant

    I don´t think iCloud necessarily means “online music” for Apple. It should be one of many features, but my take is that it will be related to productivity. iWork would leapfrog MS Office if we could edit any document online from a Mac, iPad, iPhone or ipod and be able to do it with simultaneous users in real time. From the cloud or from a server.

    I know this is already available in Google Docs, but the interface is not easy to use from mobile devices and is missing too many features. With Apple´s installed base it could easily become a standard.

  • http://www.gestaltmarketing.com/MegaLandingPage.html?hop=maximdel Website Guru

    Apple is just being more accurate. At the last several WWDCs, Jobs kicked off the keynote, but quickly had Forstall, Schiller, Feder(whatever), and others talk about and demo the various forthcoming products.
    As for cloud, Apple looks to push another simple general-purpose word into mainstream consciousness, and co-opt it along the way. Pod, Tunes, Phone, App, Pad, and now Cloud.

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    Apple tends forgo announcing release dates of big products to the public and bring it out on surprise, but they have some legitimate excuses this time. Plead for apple to hand over any next-gen devices so they are still a big change that it might still come depending on how for it is on! Thanks for sharing this.

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    iCloud, in the simplest terms, is simply saving your files on some remote computer out on the Internet rather than on your local hard drive inside your personal computer or computing device (phone, tablet, music player, etc.) A good idea in principle, but there are still lots of issues, such as reliability, privacy, intellectual property rights (including your own. Putting your personal IP out on an iCloud service may in some cases cause you to lose some or all of your IP rights to your own IP.)

  • http://www.themillionairesocietyreviewsite.com Millionaire Society Member

    Finally I am able to store all my files in one place. I have been waiting for Apple to make a piece of software that will help me get more organized with my file storage. Thank god for ICloud.